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We invite you to attend the 1st International Preterm Birth-Industry Meeting in Canada’s National Capital City – Ottawa


Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

November 13 – 14, 2014



To draw international attention to the opportunities and challenges for product development and investment in women’s pregnancy health, especially preterm birth but also pre-eclampsia, stillbirth, fetal growth restriction, and newborn health, to illustrate how new products and companies have developed and to present a forum for new concepts and products (diagnostics, therapeutics and devices) to be discussed.


The impact of this meeting will be to draw international awareness to the need and size of the worldwide market for diagnostics, therapeutics and devices to better predict and treat preterm birth, other problems of women’s pregnancy health, and newborn health. The historical barriers to investment, development and commercialization in this field will be addressed and new solutions offered to overcome them.

Marketplace Poster Forum

An opportunity to exchange ideas, information and exciting data on new concepts, products, companies or services, to seek business and marketing expertise or connect with a possible investor will be found at the Marketplace Poster Forum.  Please click on “Call for Abstracts” for more information.


For companies and organizations interested in securing booth space for an exhibit, please click on the “Exhibitors” for more information.

Who Should Attend This Meeting

The meeting will be a forum to discuss the translation and commercialization of new products, technologies and services targeted towards improving women’s pregnancy health including (but not limited to) preterm birth, neonatal care, pre-eclampsia, stillbirth, placental malfunction, obesity & metabolic diseases, genetic origins, stress, environmental factors, and fetal growth retardation. Academics, entrepreneurs, inventors & scientists, investors, biotechnology executives & managers, university technology commercialization specialists, regulators, health care system executives & managers, health practitioners and trainees interested in careers in these areas would gain benefit from attending.


Patron Sponsor

Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health – Canadian Institutes of Health Research